Good for a girl

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From the time Lauren first laced up her running shoes to dominate boys in her neighbourhood, through puberty when half of all girls abandon sports for good, into the NCAA where young women routinely starve and hurt themselves, and into elite running where she had to be ‘fast and fuckable’ to fit into the Nike machine, Lauren felt she was bumping into a system that was not made for her. She realised, as many women now have, that something is deeply off with the sports experience and that it’s high time to rebuild it without men at its centre. Lauren Fleshman – one of the fastest American women runners – explores scientific and social research while telling her own story in a bold, energetic voice. This is a time for female athletes, so it’s the time to understand their bodies and knock down the barriers that hold them back.

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WINNER OF THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2023

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023

‘Women’s sports have needed a manifesto for a long time. With Good for a Girl we finally have one’ Malcolm Gladwell

Lauren Fleshman was of the most decorated collegiate athletes of all time and a national champion as a pro, before becoming a coach for elite young female runners. Every step of the way, she has seen how our sports systems fail young women and girls as much as empower them.

Part memoir, part manifesto, Good for a Girl is Fleshman’s story of falling in love with running as a girl, battling devastating injuries and self-doubt, and daring to fight for a better way for female athletes.

‘Fleshman manages to deliver a sporting manifesto while also being a fine and engaging writer… There is a raw honesty at the heart of Good for a Girl’ THE TIMES

‘Needs to be read by anyone involved in women’s sport’ Adharanand Finn, author of The Rise of the Ultra Runners

This is the book we’ve been waiting for’ Kate Fagan, author of What Made Maddy Run

‘A call to action in how we think about girls and women in elite sports’ Emily Oster, bestselling author of Crib Sheet

The invitation to have a long overdue conversation for a long overdue cultural shift’ Alysia Montaño, Olympian, co-founder of &Mother, and author of Feel-Good Fitness

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Weight 380 g
Dimensions 23 × 15.2 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition

Export ed

Dewey

796.42092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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